Lesson Plan: Number Patterns Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to create or extend a number pattern given its rule and derive rules from number patterns involving natural numbers.


Students will be able to

  • find the rules of number patterns by looking at the difference between each two successive numbers,
  • describe increasing and decreasing patterns,
  • describe growing patterns,
  • extend a number pattern using its rule,
  • identify number patterns to solve word problems.


Students should already be familiar with

  • the set of natural numbers,
  • operations on natural numbers.


Students will not cover

  • shape patterns,
  • writing rules with algebraic expressions.

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